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Don’t Get Left Behind- Migrate to Android

Posted July 23, 2019

Organizations running Windows based rugged devices today will need to find an alternative OS- and upgrade to new devices- before Microsoft ends their support in 2020.

Discover how Barcodes and Zebra can help you with the new operating system migration to Android operating system.

In the video you will learn:

  1. The dates associated with the expiring Windows support
  2. How to take advantage of the OS Migration to transition into the mobile enterprise technology
  3. How Barcodes and Zebra can help you move towards a successful transition path

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact us and we can tailor a solution to fit your need and budget.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Choosing the Right Supplies

Posted July 16, 2019
Maxmize printer uptime with the Honeywell supplies!

Don’t let supplies get in the way of operational efficiency! Maximize your uptime with Honeywell genuine print media where you can be assured you’ll get high quality, durable media with more efficiency and reduced cost. Applying the right supplies can extend the life of your printer which can reduce cost in the long run.

Honeywell supplies a wide variety of label media to support different application needs and custom solutions that are tailored to what you need in-house. Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments.

Barcode Labels: a wide variety of labels with their Duratherm and Duratran labels. This series of labels are easy to use and demand less user intervention. There is a label for every application whether it be healthcare, shipping, inventory tracking, general purpose, or etc.

Barcode Tags: durable, high-performance tags to support the most challenging tracking applications. Delivers excellent print quality on either direct thermal or thermal transfer printers.

Wristbands: wristbands help provide the positive patient identification that hospitals require in order to reduce errors. Has superb resistance to soaps, hand sanitizers, moisture, and other common exposures to ensure there is an accurate scan.

Ribbons: help produce sharp text and barcodes on a broad range of materials, both paper and films, all the while keeping excellent durability. Their ribbons are engineered to provide optimum performance.

Long Term Benefits:

  • More printer uptime with a lower total cost of ownership
  • Increased ROI based on extended printer life

Contact our product specialists to find out how to extend the life of your printer. If you have special requirements, or lack of access to on-demand printing capabilities in-house, our team can help. For a limited time right now, you can get 15% off supplies with code SUPPLIES19 through 07/19*.

*15% OFF all printing supplies is available online only at Barcodesinc.com through July 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. This offer does not apply to existing quotes. One time use. Online use only.

Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer

Posted May 14, 2019
When the volume of your order increase, ensure that your operation remains fast and efficient to keep up. Boost productivity and efficiency in the toughest environments of your warehouse with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer. Built on the modern Android platform, with access to Zebra’s Mobility DNA apps you can manage, secure, and future proof your technology. Advanced data capturing technology of 1D and 2D barcodes from your warehouse to other extreme environments like cold storage. Empower your employees with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer to capture your edge.
Boost productivity and efficiency in your workforce with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer.

How to Spot a Knockoff Rugged Tablet?

Posted April 4, 2019
5 ways to tell if your tablet mobile device is a knock off

Like anything else you buy, if the price seems too good to be true, there’s an excellent chance that your instinct is right. You always get what you pay for.

True rugged computers are engineered for quality and performance first. Not only do they meet the industry benchmarks, they are the ones setting new standards. That is why you can trust these fast, powerful, and high- quality devices to do what you need them to do. (Examples: work with your software, connect in remote areas, IoT, sensors, etc)

So how to spot a knock off device?

1 )How many rugged specs are disclosed?

IP rating may provide information against dust and ware but dust and water are not the only hazards threatening the tablet’s reliability, data security, or even worker safety. A truly rugged device will be MIL-STD-810G tested for drops, vibration, shock, extreme temperature tolerance at a minimum. The best rugged manufacturers will test device behavior when exposed to high humidity levels, salt fog, fluid containment, and frequent altitude variations.

2) How specific does the manufacturer set their specific specs, and how are these capabilities certified?

It’s not enough to say that a tablet can handle extreme temperatures or it’s safe to use in Hazardous locations. Are there any certifications to certify HazLoc safety with a third-party and detail the exact operating range for every other rugged spec that applies to their device’s claimed rating?

3) What level of engineering has gone into achieving a rugged rating?

How are these devices tested? As a consumer, you may want to understand the exact technology used to make them these way. True rugged device manufacturers, supply you the information so you know how rugged your mobile device actually is. Other relating engineering questions to ask are, is the tablet still waterproof when the I/O ports are open? How are internal antennas designed, will the tablet stay connected in dodgy reception areas? At what temperature can the processor withstand to protect it before it gets too hot?

4) How long is the device expected to last?

This isn’t about the length of the warranty of the device but about the time that you can use your entire installed mobility solution and workflow. Your rugged computer should last a minimum of 3-5 years on average.

5) What is the sticker price and total cost of ownership?

True rugged tablets are designed to survive and thrive for many years. It requires lots of engineering, materials, and manufacturing process. As a result, some of the costs are front loaded. A well-made rugged tablet will dependably do the job you need it to do. The return would be it will reduce and oftentimes prevent organizational costs incurred by other less expensive device options.

As industry experts, we believe that it is hard to make a fair assumption about the device actual value based on the upfront cost. A rugged device superiority over another can only be determined once you understand the ancillary costs that will be required to implement the right workflow software for the device, deploy comparability accessories, and ultimately secure and maintain the entire mobility IT solution for the future. Check out our selection of rugged tablets and rugged laptops selection that have passed all the tests. Feel free to contact Barcodes if you have any questions, don’t sacrifice performance to save money that will help you secure approval on your next project.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Free Barcode Scanning App on iPhone and iPad

Posted March 5, 2019
Scan to spreadsheet screen shots of a free barcode scanning app on iPhone and iPad Here is one of the paid iPhone and iPad app of the day that you can download for free on March 5, 2019. Originally, $5.99, “Scan to Spreadsheet” app allows users to scan barcodes into spreadsheets with their apple devices. This simple barcode scanning app allows users to do basic inventory, asset tracking, and attendance, on any spreadsheet using the barcode scanner on your phone. Use this for inventory, cycle count, marketing event scanning, attendance, or other times where scanning to make a list is necessary. Spreadsheet barcode scanning. 1. Scan. 2. Email. 3. Inventory, Attendance, or any Spreadsheet Done! A great option for bring your own device (BYOD) barcode scanning and/or inventory. Email CSV or MS Excel XML formats from your phone, iPad, or iPod, then share to Google Drive and open with Google sheets. Records GPS coordinates of each scan. Separates the barcode into different columns using the Parse / Delimiter feature. For example, create a barcode with information separated by a comma. When scanned, the information will go do different columns; like First Name, Last Name and Email. The date and time is recorded for each scan. Use the validation feature to catch duplicate scan, limit scans to only values in a lookup table, or fill the spreadsheet with information from the lookup table when a matching scan is found. Iphone XR Front View Color BlackBarcode symbology supported;
  • QR Code
  • Data Matrix
  • EAN / UPC
  • PDF417 (drivers license)
– Code 3 of 9 (*10 to 15 characters max) – Code 128 (*20 characters max) Download Scan to Spreadsheet here. Contact us if you need a more advanced barcode scanning system and want to learn how it can help you enhance your daily operations.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Save Time and Money with Honeywell Consumables

Posted February 12, 2019
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When it comes to operational efficiency, don’t let the consumables get in the way! Save time and money with Honeywell printing supplies! Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label material during time in need. Honeywell stocks a wide selection of barcode labels to meet any need. There are no shortage of options to choose from whether it is labels in healthcare, shipping, inventory and asset tracking.
  • Duratherm Receipt Paper – A direct thermal paper that provides excellent print quality. Well-suited for most general receipt applications, most notably for use in portable thermal printers.
  • Duratherm Wristband –  The Duratherm wristbands are recommended for healthcare and provide the positive identification hospitals need for maximum patient safety. The full-coverage thermal print coating enables high quality printing on the entire length of the band, thus eliminating the need to reposition a sleeping patient just to scan their band.
  • Duratherm II Label – A general purpose direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality, cost-effective printing. Duratherm II is recommended for most general use applications where exposure to chemicals and moisture is not anticipated.
  • Duratherm III Label – A top-coated direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality printing and enhanced durability. Duratherm III is recommended for applications where high humidity, moisture contact and surface abrasion are concerns.
  • Duratherm NIR Label – A premium direct thermal paper label engineered to deliver high-contrast images and enhanced durability. Duratherm III NIR is targeted for use in applications with challenging barcode scanning requirements and is well-suited for high-speed sortation applications.
  • Duratherm II Tag – A general purpose paper tag providing high-quality, cost-effective printing. Duratherm II Tag is recommended for applications where labeling is not suitable. This product resists curling, even in high humidity environments.
  • Duratran II Label – A paper label coated thermal transfer label that exhibits excellent print quality. Offered with a variety of adhesive options, recommended for applications with moderate abrasion, heat, or sunlight is present.
  • Duratran II RFID Label – The flexible RFID smart labels provide a versatile architecture that can be used in open or closed loop environments. These labels can be deployed with confidence to meet a broad range of customer requirements including thermal transfer and direct thermal printing.
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Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and get you the efficiency you are looking for!

Transform Janam’s XT2 Series Touch Computer into an RFID Reader

Posted January 24, 2019

Turn your touch computer into a handheld RFID reader with the new Janam RFID sled for the XT2 Series! With the high-performance UHF RFID sled for the XT2 series touch computers you can snap it on and turn your mobile device into a RFID reader.

It has been proven that RFID can identify opportunities in a warehouse to enhance day to day operations. Workers can walk through the warehouse with Janam’s XT2 with RFID reader and be able to read multiple tags simultaneously from 22 feet away. That means they can scan an pallet of goods in a few seconds creating greater efficiency and productivity in the workforce.

Using RFID can improve inventory control along with eliminating errors and inaccuracies. RFID allows you to capture real-time inventory data which allows real time visibility of what materials are on the floor immediately in a fraction of the time it takes to capture data through bar code scanning.

Features:

  • Powerful UHF RFID technology for tag writing and locationing
  • Reads EPC Global Gen2 ISO 18000-6C RFID tags
  • Own 3350mAh battery to ensure full shift power and eliminate downtime
  • Lightest UHF RFID sled in its class
  • Able to read a tag from more than 22 feet away

Watch the video below and see how the Janam’s XT2 Series and along with the new RFID sled can bring you more efficiency and visibility in your supply chain.

Contact us if you have any questions into improving your operational efficiency and decrease downtime in your workforce.

 

What is a UDI, the Unique Device Identifier?

Posted January 8, 2019

What is a UDI, the Unique Device Identifer? 

The FDA has established and implemented a unique device identification system that is used to adequately to identify medical devices through their distribution and use. With these unique device identifers implemented, it will be able to trace and track medical devices, improve patient safety, modernize device post-market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation.

Currently, Class I,II,III medical devices distributed in the United States must carry a UDI to meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration(FDA). No UDI? No Business! Medical device products identification labels help maintain compliance, ensure brand consistency, improve operational efficiency, and support business growth.

Check out the infographic and call us today to see how Barcodes and Zebra can help you at every stage of the route to become UDI compliant.

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Currently, enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders of $250+ made online at Barcodesinc.com through January 9,2019. Exclusions apply.

Enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders of $250+ made online only at Barcodesinc.com through January 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. Offer valid in the US only. This offer is not valid on international orders. Certain product exclusions apply on supplies (ribbons/labels) and cash drawers. 

How to Reduce Downtime With Honeywell Consumables?

Posted December 11, 2018

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Busy Season? Trying to improve operational efficiency? Increase productivity?

Think ahead! You don’t have time to wait on a label and with Honeywell printers and labels, you won’t have to. Honeywell’s consumables are designed with reliability on quality and print speed in their selection of printers.

Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label material during time in need.

You can also:

  1. Join our Sign Up & Save Program– If you know the amount of labels and ribbons you need every month, find out how you can save money on purchasing consumables from us in a weekly, monthly, or quarterly cycle.
  2. Use the right labels with the printer – avoid printer jams and won’t need to mess up new labels
  3. Stock up during busy season– purchase labels in bulk to avoid downtime when you’re in need.

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Right now with the winter promo, you can enjoy 15% off your purchase on any online order and free 2-day shipping* with code SAVEON made at Barcodesinc.com through December 11,2018! Don’t wait around because this offer will not last.

Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and get you the efficiency you are looking for!

 

Exclusions apply: * Enjoy 15% OFF and free 2-day shipping on online orders made at Barcodesinc.com through December 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. This offer does not apply to existing quotes. Offer valid in the US only. This offer is not valid on international orders. Certain product exclusions apply on supplies (ribbons/labels) and cash drawers. Online use only.

Track Your Assets and Inventory Efficiently with Janam’s XT100

Posted November 6, 2018

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Challenge: Companies need to know their assets and product availability in order to maintain oversight in investments, risk, delivery, and value. With business environments getting extremely competitive, the need for asset and inventory management is also growing. The real-time data gathered steers decisions that needs to be made in the different industries.

Solution: Equip your workers with the Janam’s XT100 to better execute warehouse operations, inventory management, and employee communications. A rugged Android- Based mobile computer, that can run a line of business applications in the palm of worker’s hand. It is familiar smartphone device and operating system that reduce training time and drive productivity gains.

Why the Janam XT100?
Its power, performance, and price advantage can yield the maximum return on investment. The XT100 can address the most demanding data capturing requirements with 2D barcode scanning, rear- and- front cameras, NFC, and RFID reading capabilities for asset or inventory tracking tasks.

xt100Features:

  • Sleek but rugged smartphone design (IP65 and withstand 4ft drops)
  • Android 6 operating system
  • 4.3 inch touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Advanced 2D barcode scanning
  • RFID and NFC capabilities
  • Superior voice and data
  • Google Mobile Services Certification
  • Removable and Rechargeable Battery

Watch the video to see how the XT100 can reduce down time and drive productivity in your workforce! Place an order today and you can enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders over $250 made online with the code THANKS!*

Contact our professional solution providers if you have any questions regarding the device or need help to implement an asset tracking or inventory management solution.

*Enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders over $250 made online only at Barcodesinc.com through November 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. Offer valid in the US only. This offer is not valid on international orders. One time use only. Certain product exclusions apply on supplies (ribbons/labels) and cash drawers.
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